Phillip C. Gauger

Education & Certifications  

PhD (2012) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
MS (2008) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
DVM (1994) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
BS (1990) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine


VDPAM 455 - Diagnostic Laboratory Practicum
VDPAM 456 - Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Methods & Applications

Research Focus & Interests  

Molecular diagnostics and diagnostic medicine, swine production medicine, influenza A virus in swine, PRRSV, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, porcine circovirus, porcine parainfluenza virus type 1

Honors & Awards  
Iowa State University Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research 2021
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research 2020
Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, 2019

Professor & Molecular, Bioinformatics, Health Assurance Testing Services, Section Leader (2012 – Present): Provide leadership, direction and management of the PCR and sequencing diagnostic section for the ISU VDL.



Selected Publications  

Google Scholar Page

Welch M, Krueger K, Zhang J, Piñeyro P, Patterson A, Gauger P. Pathogenesis of an experimental coinfection of porcine parainfluenza virus 1 and influenza A virus in commercial nursery swine. Vet Microbiol. 2023 Oct;285:109850. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2023.109850. Epub 2023 Aug 16. PMID: 37639899.

Rawal G, Almeida MN, Gauger PC, Zimmerman JJ, Ye F, Rademacher CJ, Armenta Leyva B, Munguia-Ramirez B, Tarasiuk G, Schumacher LL, Aljets EK, Thomas JT, Zhu JH, Trexel JB, Zhang J. In Vivo and In Vitro Characterization of the Recently Emergent PRRSV 1-4-4 L1C Variant (L1C.5) in Comparison with Other PRRSV-2 Lineage 1 Isolates. Viruses. 2023 Nov 9;15(11):2233. doi: 10.3390/v15112233. PMID: 38005910; PMCID: PMC10674456.

Rawal G, Zhang J, Halbur PG, Gauger PC, Wang C, Opriessnig T. Experimental Infection of Pigs with a Traditional or a Variant Porcine Respiratory Coronavirus (PRCV) Strain and Impact on Subsequent Influenza A Infection. Pathogens. 2023 Aug 11;12(8):1031. doi: 10.3390/pathogens12081031. PMID: 37623991; PMCID: PMC10459072.

Osemeke OH, Cezar GA, Paiva RC, Moraes DCA, Machado IF, Magalhaes ES, Poeta Silva APS, Mil-Homens M, Peng L, Jayaraman S, Trevisan G, Silva GS, Gauger PC, Linhares DCL. A cross-sectional assessment of PRRSV nucleic acid detection by RT-qPCR in serum, ear-vein blood swabs, nasal swabs, and oral swabs from weaning-age pigs under field conditions. Front Vet Sci. 2023 Aug 10;10:1200376. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2023.1200376. PMID: 37635762; PMCID: PMC10449646.

Markin A, Ciacci Zanella G, Arendsee ZW, Zhang J, Krueger KM, Gauger PC, Vincent Baker AL, Anderson TK. Reverse-zoonoses of 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza A viruses and evolution in United States swine results in viruses with zoonotic potential. PLoS Pathog. 2023 Jul 27;19(7):e1011476. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1011476. PMID: 37498825; PMCID: PMC10374098.

Trevisan G, Magstadt D, Woods A, Sparks J, Zeller M, Li G, Krueger KM, Saxena A, Zhang J, Gauger PC. A recombinant porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus type 2 field strain derived from two PRRSV-2-modified live virus vaccines. Front Vet Sci. 2023 Mar 28;10:1149293. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2023.1149293. PMID: 37056231; PMCID: PMC10086154.

Moraes DCA, L Vincent Baker A, Wang X, Zhu Z, Berg E, Trevisan G, Zhang J, Jayaraman S, Linhares DCL, Gauger PC, S Silva G. Veterinarian perceptions and practices in prevention and control of influenza virus in the Midwest United States swine farms. Front Vet Sci. 2023 Feb 3;10:1089132. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2023.1089132. PMID: 36816189; PMCID: PMC9936088.

Souza CK, Kimble JB, Anderson TK, Arendsee ZW, Hufnagel DE, Young KM, Gauger PC, Lewis NS, Davis CT, Thor S, Vincent Baker AL. Swine-to-Ferret Transmission of Antigenically Drifted Contemporary Swine H3N2 Influenza A Virus Is an Indicator of Zoonotic Risk to Humans. Viruses. 2023 Jan 24;15(2):331. doi: 10.3390/v15020331. PMID: 36851547; PMCID: PMC9962742.

Mo JS, Abente EJ, Cardenas Perez M, Sutton TC, Cowan B, Ferreri LM, Geiger G, Gauger PC, Perez DR, Vincent Baker AL, Rajao DS. Transmission of Human Influenza A Virus in Pigs Selects for Adaptive Mutations on the HA Gene. J Virol. 2022 Nov 23;96(22):e0148022. doi: 10.1128/jvi.01480-22. Epub 2022 Nov 1. PMID: 36317880; PMCID: PMC9682980.

Wymore Brand M, Anderson TK, Kitikoon P, Brian Kimble J, Otis N, Gauger PC, Souza CK, Kaplan B, Mogler M, Strait E, Vincent Baker AL. Bivalent hemagglutinin and neuraminidase influenza replicon particle vaccines protect pigs against influenza a virus without causing vaccine associated enhanced respiratory disease. Vaccine. 2022 Sep 9;40(38):5569-5578. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.07.042. Epub 2022 Aug 18. PMID: 35987871.